Janet Malcolm

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Janet Malcolm obituary
Staff writer for the New Yorker who wrote about the practice of journalism, art and biography

Ian Jack

01, Jul, 2021 @4:58 PM

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RIP Janet Malcolm, America’s finest nonfiction writer who detailed the failings of others alongside her own | Alex Clark
The writer pioneered a superb, layered style in a series of classic books

Alex Clark

20, Jun, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Janet Malcolm, author of The Journalist and the Murderer, dies aged 86
New Yorker writer, whose scepticism about her trade brought her both praise and blame, was also famed for studies of psychoanalysis and Sylvia Plath

Sian Cain

17, Jun, 2021 @4:19 PM

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In brief: Nobody’s Looking at You; Cygnet; Where Shall We Run To? – reviews
Entertainingly spiky essays, a promising fiction debut and a pungent wartime memoir

Hephzibah Anderson

14, Apr, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean – review
Dean’s group biography of female writers who dared speak their mind is a great and worthy project

Rachel Cooke

08, May, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner review – elegant reflections on life, writing and Russell Crowe
Despite disparate themes and dated subjects, Garner’s new collection coheres as a volume, and reminds us again why she is one of the greats

James Robert Douglas

22, Mar, 2016 @2:21 AM

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The best book we've read all year: Guardian writers and readers look back
It’s been a wonderful year for literature so here are the reads we’ve enjoyed the most in 2015, new or not. From poetry to psychoanalysis, fiction to biography, Guardian writers and readers look back

Gustavo Arellano, Marta Bausells, Emma Brockes, Dave Bry, Oliver Burkeman, Sian Cain, Cindy Casares, Sarah Galo, Lucia Graves, Stuart Heritage, Paul Simon, Zach Stafford, Trevor Timm, Richard Wolffe and Guardian readers. Curated by Marta Bausells

29, Dec, 2015 @2:00 PM

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Does it matter if Joseph Mitchell embellished his journalism?
He is long known to have used composite characters and a new biography will reveal more embellishments – but perhaps that’s the magic of his work

Michelle Dean

06, Apr, 2015 @7:41 PM

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Joe McGinniss obituary
Controversial writer and journalist known for Fatal Vision and The Selling of the President

Michael Carlson

12, Mar, 2014 @5:59 PM

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Forty-One False Starts by Janet Malcolm – review
She may be wilfully anxious but Janet Malcolm, as these minor works show, remains a ruthless, dazzling journalist, writes Leo Hickman

Leo Robson

02, Aug, 2013 @1:00 PM

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Forty-One False Starts by Janet Malcolm – review
Janet Malcolm's fierce intelligence is evident in this collection of essays on the arts, writes Rachel Cooke

Rachel Cooke

28, Jul, 2013 @7:00 AM

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Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey by Janet Malcolm – review
Janet Malcolm's literary journey in the footsteps of Chekhov is affectionate and insightful, writes Simon Hammond

Simon Hammond

20, Jul, 2013 @11:05 PM

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